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West Bay Cafe

West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
+44 1843 831791
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice cream” (12 reviews)
“west bay” (14 reviews)
“young staff” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So refreshing to find this quaint but friendly cafe whilst staying with friends this weekend. Nice service and a decent full English breakfast with many differ options available. Great sized portions and extremely good value for money.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a walk with my partner and dog down to the sea front. Feeling hungry and thirsty we went to this cafe for a milkshake and a bite to eat. We worried about our dog and having to sit outside but there was no...More

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want reheated microwave food then come here! Food awful dry and tasteless lovely view but shouldn't allow dogs inside when people are eating not my cup of tea at all

Thank maggie t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot and good value ice cream. Nice spots where Humans was filmed free parking outside. Must come again!

Thank ijmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Because the food and service is rubbish. Rude staff who seemed more interested in serving their family members than the other customers. We both had jacket potatoes which were rather dry and the side salad was appalling,1 slice of tomato, dry cucumber and limp lettuce....More

Thank kavagle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last weekend and came back again today with family and friends to meet. A very welcoming cafe and good menu with lovely vegi and meat options. Great breakfasts!! Best of all they welcome dogs !🐾

Thank KatenEddie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Always busy which is a good sign for food outlets, don't know why! Breakfast was very disappointing. Service was friendly but food was served warm not hot. Hash browns visited the fryer too briefly for my liking. Mushrooms were slimy. Everything was so-so but you...More

Thank Gchef71
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff, top service, amazing location, coffee lovely, mums egg, sausage, chips and beans really cooked lovely, just wish I could say the same about my meal, a little disappointed, jacket potato really nice and fluffy and red hot could have done with some...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to call into this cafe on the off chance for a snack. There were a lot of people sitting outside and inside, we sat outside and my Wife went inside and got a menu . On the board outside it said try our...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I sadly can't review the food because I only had a coffee. The coffee was really nice and definitely far better than any other cafe I have been to recently. I will definitely visit again and order food next time. We sat outside, which is...More

1  Thank lel1978
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Janet A
Will it be open on New Years Day?
20 November 2016|
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Response from soomagoo06 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Janet. I'm not sure. We're going for Christmas to Margate so will ask Alan (The owner of Westgate Cafe) and will let you know his answer. Kind regards Sue
Melanie K
Hi, do you do parties ? Am looking to do surprise engagement party sat 10 th Sep, during the day ?
4 September 2016|
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Response from leebkr | Reviewed this property |
Yes they cater for all parties nice venu
Joyce Brian F
Ok for dogsandwhattimedoes it open
8 August 2016|
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Response from Eleanor S | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are accepted as I have saw some in the cafe itself while we were eating but sorry I'm not sure on opening times but as they do breakfast I would expect around 9:00am. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Bay Promenade, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Westgate-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 831791
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